On the warm spring day of 2020, Mr. You Dexin, who is 105 years old, was accompanied by his family and went out for an outing. When driving past Hutou Mountain in Puli, Mr. You, who was very interested, saw paragliding and asked to stop and watch. Seeing that his grandfather was very interested in flying, the granddaughter immediately asked the flight instructor whether the elderly could fly by paraglider.
Mr. You Dexin was a former Chinese teacher and a devout Christian. He has a young mentality, likes cold drinks and fried foods on weekdays, and is curious about trying new things. Although I have recently undergone surgery, my body and spirit have recovered very well. After careful discussion with the physiotherapist, it is believed that Mr. You’s physical condition can complete the paragliding flight. So, the granddaughter accompanied her grandfather to visit the paragliding club again to complete his flying wish.
Before Mr. You takes off, the trainer will test and confirm the flight conditions at that time. Later, Mr. You, with the assistance of a professional instructor, put on his flying equipment. Following the wind, Mr. You leaped up with the accompanying coach and lifted up to a height of 780 meters. The paraglider hovered up and down with the airflow, overlooking the beautiful mountain city. Mr. You, holding a selfie stick, recorded his first paragliding flight. When he landed safely on the ground, the ground staff immediately stepped forward to catch him, and everyone came over to applaud him.
Originally an ordinary family outing, Mr. You unexpectedly set a Guinness World Record title this time, becoming the “oldest man to complete a tandem paraglider flight”. “After taking off, I took a look on the ground, oops! I was high above. Looking ahead, the clear sky is so beautiful!” Old Mr. Dangyou recalled the scenery in the sky, still with great interest. The granddaughter, who has been with her grandpa, was pleasantly surprised by the unexpected gain. “Due to the impact of the new crown epidemic, the plan to accompany grandpa to Tokyo Disneyland this year was forced to be cancelled. Grandpa has undergone lumbar surgery again, so he can only relax nearby. It’s just that I hope to help Grandpa fulfill his wish to fly, but he didn’t expect that he could complete the flight the first time he tried.”
“During the flight, looking down at the creation of God from the sky is so beautiful and so glorious!” Mr. You was full of gratitude and praise for this challenge, and the challenge also brought him more fun and surprises. In this special year, the Guinness World Records Day takes “discovery” as the theme, and it is hoped that Mr. You’s optimistic challenge story will inspire people. Looking at the world from another angle, you will have unusual discoveries, and the world may also show people another face.